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The Bob McEntyre Quintet
Live at the Coffeehouse, Normal

A couple of evenings a month the Coffeehouse in downtown Normal features live jazz from the Bob McEntyre Quintet. Usually in the early evenings, 6:30-9:30pm, adults and children alike are welcome in the smoke free concert environment of the Coffeehouse. The last set also features young jazz musicians sitting in with the band, which this night consisted of Chip McNeil (Saxophones), David Hoffman (Trumpet), Shawn Parsons (Piano), Toby Curtright (Bass) and our fearless leader Dr. Bob McEntyre (Drums) Other musicians that are part of the band on other occasions include Glen Wilson (Baritone Saxophone), Bill Kohler (Bass), Steve Anderson (Piano). Bill Schlifp (Bass) and Lamont Parsons (Guitar). Acoustics are good, the vegetarian fare is delicious, and the band is always fun. And this is a privately sponsored gig, so when you come in, find our benefactor Dr. Alan Griffin and thank him for bringing jazz to the Bloomington area.

Dr. Bob and Toby laying down the groove

 
Saxophone Virtuoso Chip McNeil. Saxophonist with Maynard Ferguson and Arturo Sandoval, he is now head of the jazz depertment of the University of Illinois

Shawn Parsons leans heavily into a chord on the Fender-Rhodes

 
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Special guest Mike Kelliher belts out a ballad

Talented musicians from Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities make their musical contributions to the 8:30pm set

     
     

 

 
 
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